Weekday or Weekend Plastering Courses


Foundation Plastering Courses at The Builder Training Centre are very practical and ‘hands-on’ courses, and are ideal for beginners looking to learn plastering for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their plastering skills, those looking for a new career as a plasterer or those looking to move  on to Advanced Plastering.

“Excellent facilities and instruction. Very well structured course and amazed by what could be fitted in to five days.”

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Plastering Courses, which can be attended as a weekday course (Monday to Friday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends).Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer.  This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

You will be learning to plaster from day one and you will be amazed at what you can learn within a short period of time. Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Plastering Courses by clicking here

You will get dirty so you should bring working clothes. We have changing room facilities for men and women!  You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your Plastering Course whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course.These can be purchased from reception on your first morning for £20 if required.

Full instruction will be provided in the use of plastering tools, and a wide selection of tools will be available for purchase from reception at any time during or after your course.

The practical hands-on Foundation Plastering Course is ideal for those with little or no experience. Students will be working in bays with a window opening and a mock up chimney breast.

During this weekday or weekend course you will learn the correct use of plastering tools as well as learning about the different types of plastering materials. For the duration of this course our instructor will be on hand to help you master the art of plastering as well as offering tips of the trade and answering any questions you may have on personal projects.

Tasks will include:

  • Fixing plasterboard to walls and ceilings
  • Dot and Dab to back wall
  • Cutting and fixing of various types of bead
  • Forming external corners and window reveals
  • Applying bonding coat
  • Applying finish plaster
  • Ruling reveals
  • Skimming ceilings and walls
  • Patching broken areas with an invisible repair

This course will also include a demonstration of how to apply sand and cement as a backing coat and external render.

On completion of this course you will have a good knowledge of the practical skills of plastering.

Fact sheets will be supplied on our Plastering Courses, so there is no need for too many notes!

After completing the Training Course you will receive a Builder Training Centre Certificate of Continuous Professional Development.

Foundation Plastering Course

Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Mon - Fri £150 £375 9.00am - 4.00pm
Splitter (over two consecutive weekends) £150 £375 8.30am - 5.00pm

Full payment or a deposit of £150 is required to book a Foundation Plastering Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course, including the first morning.

Attend the Foundation Plastering Course and only pay £375.00 when you return for the Foundation Skimming Course

Add Plastering to a multi course package 

(Foundation Plastering, Foundation Skimming, Tiling, Advanced Tiling)

Total £1,500.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £100.00!

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You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome.Why not come and meet our plastering instructors and speak to our plastering students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to learn plastering with The Builder Training Centre.

Why not give Elaine, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0800 389 2775 or 0208 649 9340

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To apply for a course by sending an on-line application form click here

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We are a totally independent company trading as Builder Training Centres Ltd

All our plastering courses are held at our training centre in Surrey, Greater London